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Jarek Dejavu

Well… In real, there is a better solution in Second Life, which is solving almost all disadvantages of this one. Its called SECOND LIFE SPEECH TOOLS and it assigns to people good quality voices and they can write as usualy and SAPI engine will convert the chat to speech and you hear people talk. You can use speech recognition as well so it converts what you will tell to text. This solution is much more blending in the current SL world and is more usable for people who dont want to use their own voice or just don’t want to use headset etc. And when used only at client side, there is no lag caused etc. You will understand much better what people are talking, you can assing voices on your taste etc. It can be used with this new Second Life feature very well, so people will not need to speak to microphone. They will just install Speech Tools, they will select some voice and they will be talking aloud when writing as they are used too. This will help in a big way and people will still have chance to hide their identity and to be writing as they are used to. So no worries.

markpasc

That would be great if speech synthesis software could generate a natural sounding voice, speech recognition software could understand the full range of human speech, and round-tripping speech through text wouldn't lose all the inflection and actual humanity that is the point of voice chat in the first place.

Or if it worked on my Mac.

Hmm...

Wow, those words have got to taste a little bitter, going back down the same pipe they came out of huh?

So, VoiceChat.. seems to be in the new version..

markpasc

They might if you had actually read the post, anonymous nobody. Thanks for asking.

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